A combat medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, holds an overwatch position during Operation Southern Strike III in the district of Spin Boldak, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 2, 2012.
AFGHANISTAN. Kandahar Province. Band-e-Timor. August 4, 2008. British soldiers rest during Operation Southern Beast. Striking within one of Afghanistan’s major opium producing areas, the Paratroopers were looking for weapons, drugs, and individuals related to the Taliban. During the operation about seventy kilograms of opium were seized and some weapons were recovered.